Diane C. Lockhart, M.D.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

Lockhart, Diane

Specialty: Eaton Place Breast Center

Office Location:
Cancer & Wellness Center
Breast Care Program
One Eaton Place, Suite 22
Worcester, MA 01608

Call 508-363-6881

“My highest priority is to keep a patient-centered focus to help each patient through the treatment and healing process in the best way possible. It is also an important part of my job to stay current with the best ways to stay healthy, incorporating new information into my practice and bringing that to each patient visit."

Dr. Diane Lockhart is a Breast Surgeon and the Medical Director of the Breast Care Program at the Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center.  Viewing her role as more clinical than administrative, Dr. Lockhart is directly involved in the care of the patients that she sees.

“I am responsible for performing surgery for my patients, but my role continues as I help them to navigate the process of our treatment and health-care system. Our entire team is mindful to work with patients within the context of their lives. We aim to assist them through a difficult time as they go through the treatment they need and emerge at its completion to regain productive lives."

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Dr. Lockhart emphasizes the importance of a program that is patient centered.  “We view each person as an individual beyond their diagnosis. And we are aware that patients have families and lives that may need support as they receive treatment for their medical condition.”

The Breast Care Program at Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center provides treatment for breast cancer, as well as services to monitor and help maintain breast health.  “Breast cancer care has changed dramatically in recent years, enabling us to identify the genetic makeup of tumors and tailor more or less aggressive treatments as needed. This enables us to optimize results while avoiding any unnecessary pain for patients.”

Dr. Lockhart was recently featured in the Worcester Business Journal.

Board-certified by the American College of Surgery, Dr. Lockhart belongs to numerous medical societies, including the American Association of Breast Surgeons, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Surgical Society.

Dr. Lockhart formerly served as Director of the Cambridge Breast Center at Cambridge Hospital.  Prior to that, she was a staff surgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Faulkner Hospital, while working for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. From 2000-2013, she was a clinical instructor of surgery for both Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine students and trained surgical residents at attending hospitals.

Dr. Lockhart completed the UMass Surgical Residency Program, followed by a research fellowship in a tumor immunology lab at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and she earned her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before she became a physician, Dr. Lockhart pursued a productive career as a nurse after graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from Boston University.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
Care provider concern for questions/worries
Patients' confidence in Care provider
Care provider spoke using clear language


Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Aug 21, 2019
*Dr. Lockhart made me feel very comfortable and was informative concerning my condition.
Aug 10, 2019
I don't think I've ever had a better doctor, and I've had some good ones. Dr. Lockhart is a standout.
Jun 13, 2019
Very good experience
May 25, 2019
Dr. Lockheart took her time to explain everything to me, showing me pictures on the computer and eased my anxiety.
May 3, 2019
Dr. Lockhart is the best
Apr 28, 2019
Apr 21, 2019
I've been extremely happy with my care.
Apr 21, 2019
I would highly recommend Doctor Lockhart.
Apr 18, 2019
Dr. Lockhart took infinite care to explain to me the results of both my mammogram and ultrasound images. She was careful to tell me about my options for treatment, exactly what they consisted of, and a time frame for making decisions about further treatments. She was warm, professional and very engaging. I am pleased to have her as a surgeon consultant.
Mar 25, 2019
*Dr. Lockhart was kind, supportive and very knowledgeable. She spent over an hour with us.
Mar 16, 2019
Could not have been better.
Mar 13, 2019
Entire experience gave me much confidence in all I would be dealing with. 7. Excellent.
Mar 9, 2019
I was so afraid but Dr Lockhart made me feel at ease on what needs to be done.i have full confidence in her.
Feb 11, 2019
I liked her very much. She was very good at her job. Very informative kind and listened to good to all I said. Highly recommend her.
Jan 27, 2019
Dr. Lockhart exceeded my expectations in every area. she spent two hours with me and never seemed rushed . Extremely patient with all my questions. I left feeling informed and 100% confident in my knowledge and happy with my decisions based on her explanations.
Jan 11, 2019
love her. she's great answers all questions is thorough in her checkup and is very pleasant.
Jan 10, 2019
I have recommended Dr. to plenty of others.
Dec 25, 2018
I feel blessed to have Dr. Lockhart as my breast surgeon. She is empathetic, kind and she is an active listener. I feel like I have a wonderful doctor - patient relationship. I trust Dr. Lockhart and I am confident in her high level of skill and expertise. I hope she knows that she's not allowed to retire anytime soon!
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 20, 2018
very good experience
Dec 15, 2018
Excellent experience.
Oct 20, 2018
Dr. Lockhart is very thorough and she is a true professional. I highly recommend her.